Janine Le Cras

Janine Le Cras

I learned to knit at my grandmother knee at the ages of about 7 and knitted right through school and up until my children got to an age where they refused to wear hand knits. I started knitting again seriously, about 15 years ago after a hiatus of about 9 years. Then I discovered the online knitting community. Knitting on a small island in the middle of the English Channel can be rather lonely.

Thanks to the Internet I have rediscovered my knitting mojo, learned to spin, acquired a stash ( both yarn and fibre) bought a wheel and started designing in earnest - not necessarily in that order.

Since then I have been fortunate enough to have designs accepted by several publishers.
I have designed for Magknits, Knotions, Yarn Forward, Knit Edge, Interweave Knits and have had patterns published in several books including Knitting in the Sun,Knitting in the Sun for Kids, The Joy of Sox, Sock Club and a couple of publications for Juniper Moon Farm

I enjoy a wonderful working relationship with the Girls at the Unique Sheep and have designed several things showcasing their yarns including our ongoing series of lace shawls Mystery KALs inspired by classic children’s books. So far we have done The Secret Garden and The Enchanted Wood , Moonfleet, Through the Looking Glass ,Phoenix and the Carpet, Jungle Book, The Little Prince, The Little Mermaid, Treasure Island and Watership Down, Peter Pan, Wind in the Willows, Oliver Twist and The Snow Queen, Once and Future King, A Wrinkle in Time, Heidi , The Velveteen Rabbit, The House at Pooh Corner, La Belle et Le Bete, The Wizard of Oz, Rapunzel, Snow White and next up The Little Engine Who Could!

original designs  

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Narnia KAL Shawl
The Unique Sheep Website
Ernouvé
Knotions, February 2020
Asagao Wrap
Knotions, December 2019
An Afternoon at the Museum
The Unique Sheep Website
Sarnia Cherie
Knotions, July 2019
The Little Engine That Could
The Unique Sheep Website
Scalloway Vest
The Unique Sheep Website
Another Chance to Shine
Guernseygal Designs
Snow White
The Unique Sheep Website
A Scandinavian Holiday
The Unique Sheep Website
Kareha Shawl
Knotions, November 2018
Nightmare Hill
Guernseygal Designs
Pac-Man Sock
Guernseygal Designs
Rapunzel Shawl
The Unique Sheep Website
Rite of Spring
Knotions, March 2018
Attakai Mitts
Knotions, February 2018
Attakai Scarf
Knotions, February 2018
Wizard of Oz Shawl
The Unique Sheep Website
L'Hiver
Knotions, January 2018
Christmas in the Tropics Shawl
The Unique Sheep Website
Summer Shell
Knit Edge magazine, Issue 11
Time Warp Socks
Guernseygal Designs
La Belle et La Bete
The Unique Sheep Website
Jewelled Sunset Shawl
Knotions, April 2017
The House on Pooh Corner
The Unique Sheep Website
Tree of Life (Yggdrasil )
The Unique Sheep Website
Cup of Joe
Knit Edge magazine, Issue 10
Frohe Weihnachten Cowl
The Unique Sheep Website
The Velveteen Rabbit
The Unique Sheep Website
Picture of Dorian Grey
Guernseygal Designs
Amaririsu Scarf
Knotions, October 2016
Shades of Autumn
The Unique Sheep Website
Plain or Fancy
Guernseygal Designs
Heidi
The Unique Sheep Website
Samphrey Cowl
Knotions, Winter/Spring 2016
Ischia Dress
The Knitting Collection: Volume Two
A Wrinkle in Time
The Unique Sheep Website
Christmas Rose Shawl
The Unique Sheep Website
Embers & Snowflakes
The Unique Sheep Website
The Fly
Guernseygal Designs
The Once and Future King
The Unique Sheep Website
The Scream
The Unique Sheep Website
Andromeda Shawl
Guernseygal Designs
Snow Queen Shawl
The Unique Sheep Website
Star Girl
Guernseygal Designs
Swedish Slipper Sock
The Unique Sheep Website
Christmas Angel Shalwette
The Unique Sheep Website
Oliver Twist
The Unique Sheep Website
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